How Self-compassion Improve Our Well-being?

Believe it or not, 70% of the people in this world does not possess self-compassion. So what is self-compassion? When our best friend is having some difficult moments in his/her life, we will definitely offer our kindness to him/her. Let’s change the situation: If we encounter difficult moments, do we treat ourselves with the same […]

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety isn’t mysterious: it has been a natural response to all the uncertainty in the world since our conception as a species. The only problem is that it is easily misunderstood, and commonly stigmatized. Telling the average individual ‘I suffer from anxiety’ pretty much translates to ‘my self-management skills is inferior’ or ‘I have extreme […]

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The Umwelt, Mitwelt, and Eigenwelt Perspective of Love

Here is my Existential perspective about love (based on Existential concept on the modes of “Being-in-the-World” or “Dasein” by Martin Heidegger) There are 3 modes namely “Umwelt” (Environment around us), Mitwelt (People around us) and Eigenwelt (Self within us) To be considered healthy, people should simultaneously live within the 3 modes, meaning, not one is bigger […]

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Journey #8: Glimmers of Hope

Depression surfaced for me in high school. When I was a freshman, I developed crippling anxiety, which went hand in hand with depression. I felt like all my friends hated me and that I was annoying. Gradually, I drifted apart from friends I had been close with since childhood. Eventually, I was in this hole […]

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Journey #7: The Past Lives in Us

When I think about my past all I can think about is how me and my younger brother was abused by our parents. My mum she smoked and still does while my dad drinks. All I can think about that has anything to do with my past is my younger brothers screams and cries. I […]

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The Psychology of Breaking Up: Closing

Click here to read part 1 and part 2: If you have the habit of pondering about how your brain and heart influence your thoughts, you might have realized that sometimes our brain and heart are not good teammates. We would need less effort making a decision when they are both in sync. However, when […]

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The Psychology of Breaking Up: Part Two

Click here to read part 1: The Psychology of Breaking Up: Part 1 “I am done with you!” “Fine! You never deserved me anyway!” For all who have been through this know it from the bottom of your heart that this is easier said than done. When you leave a broken relationship behind, promise yourself […]

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